Why would anyone walk 10 minutes to get Thai food for 20 people on a street where there’s at least one Thai restaurant per minute? Three words: bueno, bonito y barato (good, pretty and cheap). Well, maybe Thai La Ong is not a pretty restaurant but its food is indeed good and cheap. I’ve probably eaten there more times than in any other restaurant in Sydney and would recommend it to anyone.
Lunch specials are just $6 and there’s a wide variety of choices. This time we got takeaway for dinner, which was a bit more expensive but not that much. We ate as usual (as if the world would end tomorrow) and still had leftovers. The dish selection included massaman curry, green curry, pad Thai, pad see ew, chicken satay, and chicken cashew nut, plus steamed rice and crunchy prawn crackers as sides.
There were dishes that I didn’t get to try (a curry with prawns, for example) because I was too stuffed when I realised they were there.
Thai La Ong has two shops on the same block. Shop # 2 is a few meters closer to where we usually come from so that’s the one we always go to, but I’ve heard from loyal customers that there’s no difference in quality.
Thai La Ong
89 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9550 5866